Jeff Crouere is a native of New Orleans, LA and he is the host of a Louisiana based program, “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m.weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. For more information, visit his web site at Ringside Politics.
President Obama and other politicians are fond of reminding Americans that Islam is a “religion of peace.” Unfortunately, that message is not getting across to the millions of Muslims that adhere to a radical branch of Islam that considers non-believers to be infidels worthy of death. Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy and other experts estimate that 15% or more of 1 billion Muslims worldwide believe in this violent, militant form of Islam. This means there are approximately 150 million Muslims who want to kill Christians, Jews and “moderate” Muslims.
U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu is in the news again for the wrong reason. This time, it is not a controversy about her residency or her campaign flights, but her misguided behavior at the LSU-Mississippi State game last Saturday. Sadly, the Senator decided to participate in a keg stand by pouring beer into the mouth of a kid. Fortunately, the young man was not an underage drinker, but many of those at the keg stand may have been under the age of 21.
This week, both the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation to train, arm and fund the elusive “moderate” Muslim rebels fighting to overthrow the Assad regime in Syria.
It is no wonder that the ratings for the NFL are down this year. The league is in the midst of its worst crisis in decades as it is being hit by one scandal after another. On the heels of the disastrous way it handled the Ray Rice domestic abuse case, the league has completely mishandled the way it treated another star running back, Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings.
Today our country is in the midst of a battle for our survival. We face a well-armed and well -funded terror army, Islamic State, which has grown to 31,500 fighters, including 2,000 from Western nations. President Obama outlined a more aggressive approach in his speech last night to attack the terrorists in Iraq and Syria. Unfortunately, battling the terrorists in the Middle East is not nearly enough. Due to an open border, there is no doubt that the terrorists have already infiltrated this nation.
It should not have taken a new elevator video for the NFL to indefinitely suspend running back Ray Rice. It should have happened after the first video was released of Rice dragging his unconscious girlfriend, Janay Palmer, from a casino elevator. At that time, it should have been apparent to everyone that Rice punched his girlfriend since she walked into the elevator, but was dragged out.
As another season of professional football excitement begins, it is becoming crystal clear that the NFL is beholden to a politically correct liberal agenda.
In the past week, two New Orleans residents have been arrested for shooting criminals. The latest case occurred on Monday in Mid-City when Martynenez Grigsby shot an intruder who tried to illegally enter her apartment. She was arrested for one count of aggravated battery after police said she refused to cooperate. Last week, Pastor Willie Littleton of Algiers was arrested for shooting a man accused of stealing cooper from an air conditioning unit outside of his church.
This election has been most difficult one ever for incumbent U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA). She is humorously known as “landslide Landrieu” for winning close elections, but she has not been known for making campaign mistakes. Usually, she has run brilliant campaigns, pulling out close victories over Republican opponents. It has been particularly impressive since Louisiana is a conservative state and has been trending Republican for decades.
Now that Michael Brown has been laid to rest in Ferguson, Missouri, don’t expect the liberal media, the race hustlers or the Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate what happened in West Point, Mississippi.